TATTOO REMOVAL

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

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Having second thoughts about that tattoo? 
Think of Capricorn Skin & Laser Centre.

Tattoos can seem like a good idea at the time, but over the years they may lose their appeal, become dated or even remind you of something or someone you'd rather forget! For professional, effective and reliable tattoo removal in a modern and safe clinical setting, call Capricorn Skin & Laser Centre.

Benefits of Q-switched laser tattoo removal :
  • It is suitable for all skin types
  •  No stitching, cutting, skin grafting or incisions are involved 
  • It is a non-invasive treatment 
  • It provides dramatic results after a series of treatments 
  • It is effective for dark colours  
Our medical grade Q-switched laser removes tattoo ink with the energy of light. Laser tattoo removal is a simple cosmetic procedure that allows unwanted tattoos to be removed through a series of laser treatments. The laser is a device that is designed to produce a specific wavelength of light. Specific wavelengths of light are passed over the tattoo, into the skin and absorbed by the ink, giving a lightening effect. A prescription level numbing cream is applied to the treatment area half an hour prior to the laser treatment.  

Results after the treatment

The results will vary depending on factors like how old the tattoo is, what colour inks were used and how well it was initially done. Clients will see complete elimination or lightening of the tattoo. After the treatment there is usually some bleeding, swelling and mild blistering. Whilst scarring does not occur with the Q-Switched laser, changes in the skin texture and colour may eventuate. These changes are not permanent and the skin usually reverts back to its natural colour within six months. Treatments must be done at least 8 weeks apart.

Why choose Capricorn Skin & Laser Centre?

Tattoo removal is a specialised skill and requires advanced medical training to avoid potential complications such as burn wounds and scarring. Tattoos in our clinic are only removed by a highly trained Doctor or by a fully licensed laser technician.

The laser industry is currently unregulated which means that any clinic is able to operate without any regulation. You could buy a tattoo removal machine from China for less than $2000 and then tomorrow get your aunty or your uncle to set up shop as a tattoo removalist! By comparison, our state of the art laser tattoo machine costs in excess of $50,000 and ensures that we obtain the best results possible with the least amount of sessions.

* Results may vary from Person to Person
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Frequently asked questions

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

Although a prescription level, topical numbing cream is applied prior to beginning the laser treatment there is still a level of discomfort. 

Will the tattoo disappear completely?

In many cases the answer is yes. However, it is more common to achieve significant fading and partial removal. It is very important to appreciate that world-wide, there are over 100 substances used in tattoo inks today. Some compounds do not respond to laser treatment at all. This is more common with green and blue inks. Blues and greens are traditionally more difficult to remove and we generally advise that treatment is unlikely to remove these colours fully.

Am I a candidate for laser tattoo removal?

If you are in good health (i.e. no serious health concerns), have realistic expectations and do not have hypo-/hyper-pigmentation or keloid scarring in your family or personal history, you may be a good candidate for laser tattoo removal.

What can I expect during the treatment?

In order to promote comfort during the procedure, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the tattooed area prior to treatment. The duration of the treatment varies depending on the size of the tattoo being removed.

What can I expect after my tattoo removal treatment?

Immediately following the procedure, the treated tattoo will appear somewhat lighter and less prominent. The surrounding skin may appear slightly red and sensitive; however this should subside within approximately 48 hours.

Is the treatment safe?

Laser tattoo removal at Capricorn Skin Care Centre is performed by experienced doctors only and is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment. As the laser light targets only the ink pigments in the tattoo, the surrounding skin surface remains largely unaltered.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments required depends on factors such as how old the tattoo is, how much ink was used in the tattoo, the size of the tattoo and what colours are in the tattoo. However, the number of treatments required to completely remove a tattoo is generally between 4 and 8 and are done at least 2 month apart to ensure complete healing before the next treatment. 

How much does it cost?

The cost depends on the size of the tattoo and we are only able to give you a quote once we have fully assessed the piece you are wanting removed/faded. Treatments are priced from $100 per session.

PLEASE REMEMBER: THE TATTOO FADES GRADUALLY OVER THE COURSE OF THE TREATMENTS
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